Career Coaching Questions

Career Coaching Questions                                               


“You can only have an answer, if you first ask a question”


Current Position and Company


  • What do you want to change or improve in your current role?
  • How important is this change to you?
  • If you had this change now, how would this benefit your current situation?
  • What needs to happen/or what is the first step needed to make this change?
  • Ideally how do you want your current role to play out?
  • What is important to you in your job?
  • What other options do you have?
  • What is the first thing you can do to make a positive change?

 Career Coaching Sessions                                                                            


Career Goals


  • If you could have any job you wanted and it didn’t matter about qualifications or experience you had and all jobs paid the same salary, what position would you pick?
  • What do you value in your career?
  • Is your current career meeting your values?
  • What is your career goal?
  • How important is achieving your career goal to you?
  • Are you willing to take a pay cut or attending new training to gain your career goal?
  • If not, why not? How can you overcome this barrier?
  • If yes, what will you be losing by doing this?
  • What resources do you need to step on to the career ladder?
  • What do you believe will happen when you achieve your career goal?
  • Can you get this outcome any other way?
  • What is the first thing you are going to do to move towards this career goal?

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Career Mistakes                                        


  • What have you learnt from making this mistake?
  • How will making this mistake improve your knowledge and future activities?
  • What changes can you make to your strategy to have a more effective outcome?
  • What would someone you admire do in your place?
  • How can I turn this mistake around?


Solution Questions


  • On a scale of 1-10 how happy are you in your job/career?
  • What makes you X number on the scale?
  • Have you ever been lower on the scaled? What did you do to move up the scale to the number you are today?
  • Have you ever been higher up the scale, what were you doing when you were higher up the scale?
  • What can you do differently to start moving up the scale?
  • What number do you want to be on the scale?
  • How will you know when you have reached this number?


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